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, the answer is very troubling. california public school teachers who lost six of their own in the newtown shooting, they are actually invested in the private equity firm that owns some of the world's biggest gun manufacturers. as we reported after the aurora shooting this past spring, cerberus kappel owns the freedom group, the world's largest firearm distributor. the freedom group produces over half of all semi-automatic rifles sold every year including the one that was used in the newtown massacre. the california teacher a pension fund has about $751 million invested in the company that is responsible for that, cerberus. late yesterday a spokesman for the fund told the sacramento beat that the pension fund was considering pulling its investment out of cerberus, saying "events that occurred in connecticut are a wakeup call to re-examine our investments." the california teacher's pension fund has a lot of money for those investments. $155 billion overall to be exact. remember $751 million of that is with cerberus.
of the sun, earth and moon, creating very high tides to the california coast, called king tides. in san francisco, it swallowed up steps at the yacht club t. surged more than 9 feet in some areas inform southern california, the community of seal beach experienced flood from this tides. the water came up to the steps of the hotel. the best way to move around -- check it out -- surf boards. more king tides are expected tomorrow. >> what a picture. >> u.n. ambassador -- to the u.s., susan rice will not be the next secretary of state. she were you from consideration, saying the confirmation would be lengthy, disruptive and costly. she was considered the frontrunner to replace hillary clinton, who is expected to step down. but she faced criticism from senate republicans over her initial statements about the u.s. consulate attack in benghazi, libbia. the president accepted the withdrawal, but noted the unfair and misleading attacks leveled against her. still no deal on the fiscal cliff, following an unschedule the meeting at the white house this afternoon, between president obama and house sp
california, mr. miller, is recognized for 60 minutes as the designee of the minority leader. mr. miller: mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. mr. speaker, i rise today with my colleagues to pay special tribute to several members of the california democratic delegation. it whose service in congress is shortly coming to an end. these six members served this house and their constituents with dedication and deserve our gratitude for the hard work they have done on behalf of california and our country. representative joe baca who was elected in 2002, served for 10 years from the 43rd congressional district. representative howard berman elected in 1982 and served 30 years from the 28th district. representative bob filner sworn in this month as mayor of san diego and served for 20 years. representative laura richardson served for five years from the 37th district. representative pete stark, outgoing dean of our delegation was elected in 1972 and served more than 40 wreers from the 13th district. representative lynn woolsey served for 20 years from the 6th congressional district.
at california. democrats don't just have a majority in the california state legislature now. they're going to have a supermajority meaning republicans essentially don't have enough minority power to stop anything the democrats want to do. the same story in indiana, but for the republicans. indiana republicans will have a supermajority in the house and in the senate and they hold the governor's mansion. ditto oklahoma. republicans took a supermajority and turned it into a bigger supermajority. this is what happened in 2012. not just the disappearance of divided rule in the states. split rule between two parties. but the rise of supermajority one party rule. that is a position of immense power for whichever party it is that's in control. they get to do what they want. if you think about it, you better trust those people because there's essentially no bull work against them in these states. one state on the precipice of getting that sort of supermajority status is the great state of ohio. heading into this year's elections, republicans in ohio controlled the governor's mansion. they controlle
-- the reaction from washington. to the bay area. along with what's being done here in california. but first tonight -- president obama -- promising action. grant lodes is here with more. >> president obama is talking tough after the mass shooting that we just saw. today,mister obama took the podium this morning with vice president joe biden at his side. the president.talking tough on the need to reduce gun voilence.especially mass shootings like the one we just saw. today we learned the vice president will lead a task force that will present a set of gun control recommendations to the president. >> it is encouraging of all backgrounds are willing to challenge and change longstanding positions. that conversation has to continue but this time those words need to lead to action. the point that this is complex no longer is an excuse for doing nothing. the fact that we cannot prevent every act of violence does not mean that we will steadily reduce the violence. and prevent the very worst violence. that is why i have a past vice president to lead members of my cabinet and outside organizations to
us a little later. and a new year brings new hope for the formerly golden state of california, the chairman of the state's republican party, yes, there is such a thing, as a republican party in california, i think. join us. remember, we want to hear from you please, send your e-mails right now varney@foxbusiness.com, we'll read some of them on the air as we go through this new year's eve. 7 early movers, where are we to start with. amazon, that stock is up 41% this year. the company says one of its directors is resigning and it's down 19 cents, that's it. 2.44 on amazon. electronics firm brady corporation acquired precision dynamics from the private equity owner, 300 million in cash, little change. private equity to buy financial advisory firm dustin phelps, 665 million bucks and phelps is not surprisingly up a lot. and netflix chief hastings gets his pay doubled, but half is died to the company's stock performance, netflix up 28% this year up a little more right now. fda approval made by, for a bill. made by bristol-myers and pfizer to prevents strokes. here is a look at shar
: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, by direction of the committee on armed services i ask unanimous consent to take the speaker's table the bill h.r. 4310 with a senate amendment thereto, disagree to the senate amendment, and agree to the conference requested by the senate. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: h.r. 4310, an act to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2013 for military activities of the department of defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the department of energy to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes. . the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. without objection, the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. for what purpose does the gentlelady from california seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i rise to instruct the motion conferees, the national defense authorization for fiscal year 2013, to accept the senate language that requires the plan for promoting the security of afghan w
in the states where they are already legal and secondly, what's to come of them in california. >>> just a day after washington state become the latest allowing gay couples to get married, the supreme court said it will delve into one of the nation's most hotly debated issues. >> the highest court in the land has decided to take up what will be one of the biggest civil rights cases that this court could ever hear. >> the court agreed to take up the legal battle over california's proposition 8 passed by voters four years ago ending same-sex marriage in the state. a federal appeals court ruled the ban unconstitutional on grounds that applied only in california. but now that the supreme court is weighing in, the justices could get to the more basic issue. can any state ban same-sex marriage. nine permit it or will, so does washington diagnosis. the court also agreed to hear a challenge to the federal defense of marriage absent. it defines marriage as, quote, only a legal union between one man and one woman. the law had a big effect on eddie windsor of new york who married thea spire. when she die
melissa: i'm melissa francis and here's what's "money" tonight. california's got its first ever fracking regulations but some say they go too far and could choke off access up to $15 billion barrels of oil. we'll drill down on the answers. >>> plus, more talk and no walk in washington. shocker there. both side insist we need to stop spending. not that they're cutting a single penny from a single government program. fox news's bret baier with the real cost of spending. >>> we all love a good hamburger, right? but is that pesky wrapper keep getting in your way? one fast-food chain may have solved the problem for good. they're making the wrapper edible. you have to see this one to believe it, trust me. even when they say it's not it is always about money. melissa: first, let's take a look at the day's market headlines. fiscal cliff talks may be a mess but not ruining the party for investors. u.s. third quarter gdp was revised up to 3.1%. not bad. november existing home seams -- sales hit nice not seen. wall street shares of the nyse euronext skyrocketed 34%. the company is being ac
. > > thanks angie. when teachers in california peeked into their pensions and found investment in a gun maker linked to the connecticut shootings, they reacted. and so did the private equity firm that made the investment. and it underscores just how easy it is to assume someone else has vetted investments made on behalf of employee groups. maggie ellis, a california teacher, active in state and local teacher organizations, had no idea her pension funds were going to freedom group-- gun makers, including one that made the assault rifle used to kill 20-children and six adults in connecticut, last friday. assault weapons are outlawed in california. ellis is not alone. a lot of people didn't know. it's led california's treasurer bill lockyer to criticize the investment saying teacher retirements "should not be invested in guns illegal in california. these weapons have no place in our communities. our families and children are safer without them." "is it possible to vette everyone? no. but you should be able to research hot-button issues and hot-button companies." ellis says the teachers relied
of california are preparing for the worst filling sandbags as some rivers are expected to go over their banks. dominic is streaming live from petaluma, california with the latest. >> reporter: clear sky above me, 12 hours ago it was for en shl rain. that rain is in the ground and we're expecting it to come town streams and hit major river ways. napa valley, city of napa was expecting a crest of at least two feet to rise above the flood stage. back in 2005 the city of neep was hit very badly by floods. this time they are saying they can protect the city. take a listen. >>> because of the history of flooding in napa we have a good idea where the water will come out first. there are certain points and we can plan in advance. if this moment if the projections are accurate we'll probably looking at street flooding, intersections being flooded, nothing terribly serious. >> reporter: and caveat may be necessary. there are flash flood warning around the bay area. two flash points they are looking at truck key river in nevada because of low snow levels -- truckee river and the russian river in guernev
, for an obama bailout. so, who is next? california, illinois, good question. raise tax rates on the rich or no deal. yeah, the line has been drawn again. president obama says america is poised to take off, but only if the republicans agree to tax the rich directly. he will only accept higher tax rates. how will speaker boehner respond to that? he speaks within the hour. and how about this, top anchors at a news network visit the white house for a cozy chat with the president. tell us, mr. president, how can we sell your tax the rich policy? citigroup, 11,000 jobs gone. "varney & company" about to begin. having you shipy gifts couldn't be easier. well, having a ton of locations doesn't hurt. and a santa to boot! [ chuckles ] right, baby. oh, sir. that is a customer. oh...sorry about that. [ me announcer ] break from e holiday stress fedex office. >> we'll begin with sad news. dame elizabeth mother of news corporation chairman and chief executive rupert murdoch died at age 103. news point company fox. now sad news. and he's raised tax rates and he was elected based on his tax the rich pol
for rehab and bringing their son to southern california regularly to visit nadia it's a much different story for steve chick. there's a warrant for his arrest after he missed court appearance. police say he tried to steal a sweatshirt from macy while high on meth in august. i texted chick before the hearing today asking if he would attend. he answered not feeling like going to jail and they would take me if i showed. i can't get past this. the connection we had was so strong. less night i slept open the streets again. i lost everything because of her and the life she forced me into. this hole i am in is so deep i can't get out of. in the past i found the strength independent know pull myself together and get my life back quickly. i can't find that strength in me. just not ther there. what is there in steady is a welcoming that my end will be soon. i can't live like this. i tried to call chick several times to see if he's okay but got the voice mail. i'm posting screen shots of those detectives on our web site. nadia is still facing drug and child endangerment charges in souther
on same-sex marriage. hearing cases on the defense of marriage act and california's proposition 8. much more on that in a moment, and the busy week ends with some good news for america's workers and the president. a little christmas cheer some early. the u.s. economy generating a stronger than expected 146,000 new jobs in november helping trim the jobless rate to 7.7%. a four-year low. happy holidays, right? not if you're john boehner. >> this isn't a progress report because there is no progress to report. the president has adopted a deliberate strategy to slow walk our economy right to the edge of the fiscal cliff. >> yes, indeed, it's like a visit from the ghost of christmas past, casual friday edition. another positive month of jobs numbers, another glum assessment by bah humbug boehner. he couldn't even be bothered to put on a holiday tie to take up the case of mr. scrooge and the top 2%. as nancy pelosi asked, why, oh, why is congress on another recess when they could be extending tax breaks for the middle class just in time for christmas? >> this is a moment of truth, the clock is
, the supreme court has notify the us it will take us gay marriage cases including california's ban on same-sex marriage unions. we got the word and our correspondent is with us on the phone now. shannon, what is the story? >>shannon: they decided to take up to different gay marriage cases. you mention the one from california, you may remember proposition eight. the voters passed a measure that allows only the recognition of one man, one woman as a "marriage." a federal court overturned that. that want on appeal to the supreme court and they decided they will weigh in on that fight. in addition there were eight cases on the diagnosis -- the docket on the defense of marriage act and a portion only recognizes marriage as between a man and a woman and has been challenged dozens of times. they agreed to take up a case dealing with defense of marriage act. two different cases but both going to the same issues. they are different on technical and legal points but the bottom line is the same and the court has told us it will hear two gay marriage cases and we expect the earliest to get on the cale
: california oysters. although small and not too many, these oysters are sensitive to water quality. >> the water is getting better and the quality is getting much improved. >> reporter: this hasn't always been the case. for over 100 years a shipyard operator across the river and legend has it once in the 1940s the water caught fire. that combined with agriculture runoff in the napa valley created nasty water. down river matthew sears manages the 112-year-old vallejo yacht club. he said since shipping closed and wildlife has improved, the wildlife is returning. >> we have salmon, straight bass. they don't have a chance. he gets them every time. >> reporter: there is still a lot of work to be done, but the small critters are making big splash. while is oysters are a good indicator that the napa river is getting better all the time, i still wasn't eat them. >>> coming up next, what may be a new challenge by the democratic majority in sacramento. >> prop 13. the people's initiative to limit property taxation. hour conversation with state senator mark leno, next. >> and it is back
will be a historical civil rights movement and it will come nines years after litigation here in california. justices will now decide whether gays can get married in california. both sides of the prop 8 debate say they're looking forward to the legal arguments. >> when a child sees a married man and woman walking down the street on the sidewalk, they know that that's the real deal. should proposition 8 be upheld, of course it should. >> it will be the fight of our lives, it's been the fight of our lives today, terry stewart joins the city attorney in expressing gratitude to the high court. >> and i can think of no better case for it to take up if it is going to take up a case than this case. it is coming at a particular onner tune time. >> he's talking about a rapid shift in views on same sex marriage. today the court reacted and announced it will l decide next year whether the federal government can deny benefits to married same sex couples. >> it's going be the whole ball of wax. . >> roy little says he believe it is court took the two cases because of the historical significance in them but
with national geographic in california on a very interesting trip out there. he is going to tell us all about it. the discoveries of new innovations in california ol many different fronts and julie mason with poddus channel radio. you are all friends of bill. you but first: >> this is the full court press. >> other headlines making news on this monday, the two australian radio djs that will page called the hospital have broken silence since the nurse that fell for their hoax they apologized this morning for the incidents. the southern cross radio company says the prank call was cleared by company lawyers and they did not break any laws. but police are investigating. >> bill: such a sad, tragic ending. >> peter: bizarre story >> bill: a prank call. a lot of radio stations have done for years and years and years. >> all it, it was. >> joe biden was out and about. >> costco. >> no, at a football game attending the army/navy. the mid shipment defeated the black knights, 17-13, presenting the commander in chief trophy to the secretary of the navy and the superinte
with wall-to- wall attention. >> reporter: democratic senator dianne feinstein of california, a long time leader in gun control, called the n.r.a.'s plan a distraction that's only intended to delay action by congress. >> should we have a conversation about school security? yes. should we have a conversation about mental illness and the culture of violence? yes. but we can't ignore the common denominator in all of these deadly massacres: access, easy access to killing machines. >> reporter: the fact is, scott, that one-third of america's public schools already have armed security and it's interesting to note an armed deputy sheriff was assigned to columbine high school near denver in 1999 but failed to stop that attack that killed 13. >> pelley: chip, thank you very much. of course, the best thing is to prevent a mass shooting and the united states secret service has spent years studying assassins and school shooters in order to do just that. brian vossekuil and robert fein wrote two studies for the secret service and they told us in an interview for "60 minutes" that gunmen often leave a
is that california had invested millions of dollars into a gun manufacturer the same gun manufacturer who made the firearm used in newtown connecticut. well, that has since been remedied but this is one of just several political maneuvers, one to distance themselves from gun manufacturers but several with politicians moving closer to "gun control." >>> reporter: in an open letter to the president today eight big city mayors from new york to los angeles asked for an outright ban on assault weapons. >> it's clear that gun is not for the streets. it's not for sports. it's really a gun of war. >> reporter: san francisco mayor ed lee and oakland mayor jean quan agree with the federal assault weapons ban that's already in place in california. the two cities just had their largest gun buy-back event taking 600 firearms off the streets. >> but the reality is we can buy back hundreds but if we can't stop the flow into nevada and increasingly now for the internet and other sources, this is where we really need and that's why you see the mayors across the country trying to put pressure on the federal gov
that cliff as of today. what now, you wonder? kevin mccarthy out of california, he's coming up 60 minutes from now. martha: back to this tragic story we talked about yesterday. there are new details in the murder-suicide case involving kansas city chief jovan belcher. the reports are that he spent an alcohol-fueled evening with another woman before he went home and got into that fatal argument with his girlfriend. a woman named whitney glass claims she had dinner with belcher and he spent the night in his car before headed home at approximately:00 in the morning. police say he got into a huge argument with his girlfriend and shot her 9 times. then he drove to arrowhead stadium, spoke to his coaches and took his own life. bill: belcher's family and teammates saying they are shocked and did not see such a brutal turn of event coming the way they did. >> maybe you can keep this separate and move on with maybe it guy you knew before saturday. i think there is maybe some comfort in that. but trying to figure it out and trying to connect those two to me is pretty confusing and just too difficul
doma, the federal law that's now before this court, and when we filed the case right here in california, as one has to do, we sued the governor at the time which was arnold schwarzenegger and our attorney general at the time which was jerry brown, the current governor. both responded by refusing to defend the case and ultimately joined our side in the case and said it was fundamentally an unconstitutional law and they weren't going to defend it. so the judge in our case, chief judge vaughn walker, who wrote that historic ruling in this case, allowed the intervening defendants, the proponents of prop 8, to intervene and to defend the case. on the doma case the small group of folks on capitol hill out of the house have come together and are defending it because the federal government won't. at the end of the day this is unconstitutional, and everyone knows it. >> it's a day in history here. this could be a major moment in the court's history. look at what tom goldstein of scotus blogged last week. quote, i have never before seen cases i believe would be discussed 200 years from now. bush
've been saying since election day on "varney & company," a carbon tax may be coming. california already has one and fueled by a new report on the melting polar ice cap, it could be just a matter much time before the left pushes a carbon tax through. would it stop rising temperatures? would it? joining the company is bjorn lump berg, and one of the foremost authorities on environmental. and did you get chucked out of denmark. >> i mean, in the sense of the new government cut off my funding. stuart: because of your position on global warming and environmentalism. >> yes we don't want to it hear good advice. stuart: what's your advice on the carbon tax, if we got one, would it help reduce co 2 emissions? >> well, any climate economist would say a low carbon tax makes sense, but the problem is, it will only cut a very tiny amount and of course, what you really have to remember, you're never going to get china or india on board. so essentially, it's going to have a very, very small effect. it's not the solution to climate change. >> would you say that the co 2 emissions are causing temperatu
the california's proposition 8, which bans same-sex marriage, is constitutional. voters in california passed prop 8 four years ago but since then two courts have said it is unconstitutional. american's views on this issue have shifted rapidly, to where the majority of americans now support same-sex marriage. the cases will be heard in march. a ruling is expected in june. these decisions will have you judge for fairness in this country. one reporter described this case as the roe versus wade of gay rights. we have three special guests tonight. joining me now is richard, a former white house advicer to former president clinton and equality matters, a guy rights advocacy rights group. dustin, activist and award-winning screenwriter of the movie "milk." he's helped to lead the charge to overturn proposition 8. and jonathan capehart, opinion writer for "the washington post" and an msnbc contributor. let me thank you both for joining me tonight. >> thanks, rev. >> richard, what does this mean for same-sex marriage? are you hopeful about how the supreme court will decide? >> he will >> well, i think it'
tempore: the gentleman from california is recognized for 15 seconds. mr. dreier: i thank my friend for the 15 seconds, and i'll try not to exceed that. if i do i appreciate his generosity in yielding me such time as i might consume. mr. speaker, let me just say that i appreciate the fact that my friend said we should have a defense capability that is second to none. we should be pre-eminent in the world. i appreciate his statement that that needs to be done. i also appreciate the fact that he talks about the multifairous societal needs out there, ensuring we don't see those who are struggling to make ends meet suffer. we concur wholeheartedly in that goal. but i have said this time and time again, i said it in the rules committee, and mr. bishop and i had a discussion about this. and mr. hastings got into this as well. and that is i argue, this is my perspective, and thomas jefferson said two thinking people given the exact same of facts can draw different conclusions, but i concluded as i look at the preamble of the constitution with all of the important statements in there, we th
, winter storm warnings covering a good portion of california. i'll be back with a look at that in just a few minutes. >> thank you gentleman big set back for house speaker boehner. revolt in the republican rank means no vote this evening on his plan b to avoid the year-end fiscal cliff. in a statement boehner says the house did not take up the tax measure today because it did not have sufficient support from our members to pass. boehner yanking his own legislation leaves the fiscal cliff negotiations in limbo would. 11 days before most every american see as tax increase. impact causing stock to slide in asia in friday trading. congressional chaos tops brutal day of political sniping even though democrat and republican may actually not be that far apart in negotiations chtd. more open had a part of the story from jonathan karl. >>reporter: bickering you would think they are miles apart. >> my proposal is right down the middle. >> his plan is not balanced. >> what we have from the speaker is a disaster plan. >> president has not come forward with that balance approach. >>reporter:
club in california, just be careful about the strokes you give him. hold back just a little. [laughter] congressman is joined by so many in these halls to make it all happen. thanks to the congressional leaders who presented this award, the speaker, minority leader, and to mcconnell and reid and other members of congress here today. i hope that i can think you properly and tell you how much it means to me to accept this award. i am very humbled. fink you very much. -- thank you very much. [applause] >> ladies and gentlemen, please stand as the chaplain of united states senate gives the benediction. >> let us pray. eternal father, the giver of every good and perfect gift, we put our hope in you. thank you for laudable lives, and exemplary footprints arnold daniel palmer has left in the sands of time. we are grateful for this congressional gold medal ceremony in his honor. sustained and keep him and his loved ones in all of their tomorrows, making them pour in misfortune and rich in blessings. -- poor in misfortune and rich in blessings. give us wisdom, that we may know the fulfillment t
at the university california berkeley last year demonstrated that at least half of that is because unemployment insurance keeps people attached to the job search and attached to the workforce, which we want. 9 heldrich center out of rutgers did a study as well around this time last year showing that workers who are unemployed who are receiving unemployment do more job search activities than those who don't get benefits and are willing to settle for lower paying jobs than those who are not getting benefits. >> brown: a final last word. >> certainly true, in the first few weeks of unemployment. are you out there, injure job skills are refresh, are you used to getting up and getting to, without. the long their goes on, the less you are doing all of those things. and now the structural problem is this. we have a huge body of people who have been out of the labor force so long that their skills are really-- we need to attend to this difference. so extending unemployment for humanitarian purposes, we probably should do that. but change the system so we have training involved. >> bill beech and judy c
of shaking going on in southern california. the cbs 5 seismograph recorded the quake that hit off the coast baja, california at 2:36 this morning. the usgs has revised magnitude to 6.3. no word of damage and there was no tsunami warning but a lot of folks in southern california woke up and said, what's going on? >> 6:02. bundle up because it's freezing in some parts of the bay area. >> i have a question >> what is colder right now, outside or the cbs 5 studios? >> let's ask lawrence. it feels like in here -- >> it's freezing in here. >> i am perfectly warm today. i think it's just working with you guys. [ laughter ] >> oh. >> yeah. >> that's cold. >> that's real mean. >> sorry about that. hey, folks, looks like we have some cold temperatures showing up outside. frost advisories in the east bay but now the storm clouds starting to roll in and that's starting to warm up the temperatures a little bit. seeing some of those showers most of it off the coastline but now you can see some rainfall making its way into parts of the north bay along the 101. watch out for that. you have may just brief
. we need more revenue and we need less spending at the federal level. what is good for california is not good for virginia and what's good for virginia is not good for maryland. maybe we need to focus on reducing the federal government overview. been there would not be as much spending or taxes needed. then let the states deal with the taxes they need to take care of their citizens. host: robert, milwaukee, democratic caller. caller: i would like to say that the republican party, not all of them, i think it's just the tea party, they are destroying the republican party. when i saw senator dole in his wheelchair yesterday and military disabled individuals throughout the world, when they did not pass the ada treaty, which was signed in 1990 by president george h. w. bush and then it continued on with president bush and clinton and everyone else thereafter, when they did that, now i understand they are just not the party that any of us would want to be involved with. that's all i have to say. host: the video we just showed was shot by a c-span producer with his iphone. it was the for
california. it's not over yet. people there are bracing for another severe storm. dominic is live in petaluma, california. >> national weather center putting out a warning for the napa river saying it's expected to stretches through st. helena and city of napa as possible flooding up to 8:00 p.m. tomorrow. we are expecting a major deluge. this will be the third in four days. dumping possibly the most rain we've seen all week. we're expected to see flood levels rise above the 16 foot level in those two spots. we have seen that it down in sausalito. residents seeing trees fall on top of the cars and that is because the ground is so saturated from the two previous storms. >> i heard a sound like thunder and flash of light which must have been a transformer. tree landed within a few yards of our bedroom. it was pretty scary. >> scary and treacherous. pg&e announcing one of the employees was killed when a truck collided with a traffic signal. they say the rain was intense at the time of that specific accident. we're also hearing that in novato they could be declaring a state of emergency. heavy ra
the supreme court will uphold the right of the people of california. >> well, i think it's important to remember that still in the vast majority of four out of five states the people have chosen to either vote themselves or their elected representatives to stick with traditional marriage. >> we definitely look guard to having a real actual legal marriage. definitely. >> chris and sandy say they have been through this twice now. they married in 2004 when the city and county of san francisco began issuing marriage licenses. but after they exchanged their vows they were notified their marriage had been voided. in 2008 they didn't remarry for fear it would be revoked. they were right. now they wait again. this time with hope. >> today is a great day because we can see the potential for a good outcome, but there is also the possibility of something different happening. we have to congress to temper our hopes and dream a lit -- continue to temper our hopes a little longer. >> reporter: the supreme court justices will likely have a decision by the end of june. allen, keep in mind there are
of the shootings. >>> gigantic retirement fun for california teachers distancing itself from unexpected financial connection to the connecticut tragedy. the nation's second largest pension fund has more than 750 million dollars invested with cerberus, an equity firm that controls bushmaster maker of the rifle used in the school shooting this is youtube video showing how the firearms operate. this morning cerberus announced it was dropping its investment. >>> dick's sporting goods suspending sales of certain rifles in response to the tragedy. several california locations closest to the bay area in modesto, wal-mart has pulled a bushmaster rifle similar to the one used off its website. wal-mart is the nation's largest seller of guns and ammunition. >>> hollywood is reacting to the shooting by cancelling the premieres -- premiers of several films. actor jimmy fox who stars in the movie says the -- jamie foxx who stars in the movie says the entertainment industry needs to bear some responsibility. the premier of top cruise's movie was also postponed because of the shooting. stay with abc7 news for co
security. chairman of the house armed services committee, california congressman, bruce mckeown will weigh in on the impact these cuts will v that is live in our next hour. gregg: secretary of state hillary clinton now hospitalized after the discovery of a blood clot following a concussion earlier this month. that concussion apparently related and causing secretary clinton to postpone her testimony on the benghazi terror attack. doctors say the blood clot is very risky. >> blood clots are serious depending where they are. the leg is more common and simpler to treat. lungs are more life threaten, into the brain of course, very, very serious if it is in the brain because of stroke and potential memory and injury to the entire brain. gregg: david lee miller is live in new york city with the very latest. and, david, what do we know about the location of that blood clot? >> reporter: gregg, the authorities have not released that information. they have only disclosed she is being treated for a clot. she fainted earlier this month and hit her head causing a discussion. the clot was discovered in
to ring this friday the time of the shootings. >>> gigantic retirement fun for california teachers distancing itself from unexpected financial connection to the connecticut tragedy. the nation's second largest pension fund has more than 750 million dollars invested with cerberus, an equity firm that controls bushmaster maker of the rifle used in the school shooting this is youtube video showing how the firearms operate. this morning cerberus announced it was dropping its investment. >>> dick's sporting goods suspending sales of certain rifles in response to the tragedy. several california locations closest to the bay area in modesto, wal-mart has pulled a bushmaster rifle similar to the one used off its website. wal-mart is the nation's largest seller of guns and ammunition. >>> hollywood is reacting to the shooting by cancelling the premieres -- premiers of several films. actor jimmy fox who stars in the movie says the -- jamie foxx who stars in the movie says the entertainment industry needs to bear some responsibility. the premier of top cruise's movie was also postponed because
for having me. stuart: new at ten, it's on its way, a california highway patrol officer paid nearly a half million dollars in total compensation and he's still working. we'll have more of the outrageous numbers from the public employee from the golden state the top of the hour. as we all the say, time is money and 30 seconds of what we're watching. would grover norquist approve the higher tax rate that speaker boehner okayed. they will he' vote on them this week and we'll get answers straight from grover on the program today. the dangers of smoking well-known to kids, how about chewing tobacco and dip? bigger increase of those kids using products and ask because of the 440 million dollar ad campaign? i'll tell you the story of a man who has flown 1 million miles this year commercial, all of this on united. e-mail us please varney@foxbusiness.com. 7 early movers this tuesday morning. boeing expects to buy back as much as 2 billion dollars worth of its own stock next year, raising dividend and not moving up the payment so shareholders may get the money under higher tax rates and the stock do
in california could make it harder to find gifts this holiday season. we will have an update on negotiations. and iran military leaders say they captured a united states drone. again. but the united states says hang on, iran, so what is this thing the iranians are showing on iranian state tv? that is ahead. [ female announcer ] the humana walmart-preferred rx plan p-d-p gives you a low $18.50 monthly plan premium... and select generic hypertension drugs available for only a penny... so you can focus on what really matters. call humana at 1-800-808-4003. we don't let frequent heartburn come between us and what we love. so if you're one of them people who gets heartburn and then treats day afr day... block the acid with prilosec otc and don't get heartburn in the first place! [ male announcer ] e pill eachmorning. 24 hours. zero heartbur >>shepard: officials are denying claims that iran has captured another american drone. the denial is after iranian state television aired images of this. it appears to be a boeing eagle drone. iranian commanders claim it entered their airspace the past few day
and whether they leave this question to states like california. and that could be a really painful decision if it goes the wrong way. >> professor, great to have you with us. thanks so much. that's "the ed show." "the rachel maddow show" starts right now. ezra cline filling in for "the rachel maddow show" tonight. >> good evening. a dreary december day turned out to be full of news today including big news out of the supreme court. and one of the coolest pictures ever having a big revooufl. but we begin with important news out of washington. for all the squabbling politicians and the whining pundits, we can announce to you tonight, right here, right now, there's a budget deal that's becoming clear. our long national nightmare might almost, and i repeat, it's washington, almost be over. this is kind of like one of those kids games where you have to look at a picture that looks like nonsense until your eyes filter out the garbage and you can finally see the sailboat. that's what's going on in washington. you have to filter out the garbage. take yesterday for example. i don't tune into c-span
benefits to same sex couples legally married in their own state. the other is a challenge to california's prop 8, which took away the right of same sex marriage that had been previously approved by state courts. >>> florida governor charlie crist completed his political transformation. crist was elected governor as a republican in 2006, then later ran for the senate as an independent. he campaigned for president obama, and spoke at the democratic national convention. he's now officially a democrat and is widely expected to run for governor again in 2014. >>> south africa's beloved nelson mandela is getting tests in a hospital. the country's president says no cause for alarm there. he says the 94-year-old mandela is getting tests consistent with his age. the nobel laureate became his nation's first black president. >>> the fbi wants to talk to a man in custody in egypt. he's a well known islamic extremist. that's why egypt wanted him taken down. but american terrorist watchers think he might be behind the deadly attacks this year at the u.s. consulate in libya. cnn's susan candiotti has
and i reserve the balance of my time. >> the gentleman from california. >> i'd like to associate myself with her remarks that we hopefully will not go over the fiscal cliff. i would like to say that i can provide my friend from rochester, our distinguished ranking member from the rules committee, insurance and we will not be adjourning the congress today and ending our work. i said in the rules committee, mr. speaker, that we are going to continue with our work. the action we are going to take as it relates to these two measures, the reconciliation package designed to ensure that we do not see sequestration, which we all knew would be devastating -- it is a package of $230 billion. it is a responsible measure that is not going to be getting -- gutting programs. it will be tackling entitlements reforms. >> will be representative yields? >> sure, i will yield. >> thank you for yielding. we were assured that the bill we were getting was the bill we would vote on. all we got was doublespeak. >> if i can reclaim my time, i can say that i have served as long as the minority as john dingell. i
the obama administration announced expansion of two northern california marine sanctuaries. permanently bang oil drilling along 50 miles of state coastline from sonoma county north to mendocino. it's the largest expansion in the state in the last 20 years along with oil drilling ban, other district law goesing to go into affect including regulation of when cruise ships can release sewage into the ocean. >> a south bay charity doing it's part to make holidays brighter, handing out thousands of toys. d=z'ñ she expect to give away toys and gifts by tomorrow. >> you know, it's -- it makes me feel good and makes me feel like a mother should feel. >>iú: sacred heart says she ned 400 more toys and books. there are 500 more kids registered this year. >> still ahead at 4:00, facebook tests a service letting users pay for e mail delivery. >> if you pay for a parking ticket in the city of oakland you may be owd money here. >> this video is related to major snow storm moving across the mid west right now, causing problems for holiday traveler autos later%i(u legal problems for hewlett-packard. the la
has experts optimistic about california's water supply as we head into the new year.órq;w storms replenished many of the , heavy snow has increased the snow pack to nearly 150% above normal for this time of year. >> we got a partial supply already in the bank either in reservoir storage or snow pack. however, it still depends on the remainder of thepvycmót(j 2/3 of the wet season is still left. >> snow pack runoff normally provides california with a third of itsqz water supply. >>> state health providers are sounding the alarm about a potential flu outbreak lead doctor for the vaccine program says state will see a surge in flu cases in january. the reason, there's been an outbreak of influenza in other parts of the country and holiday travelers returning to california are likely bringing the virus back with them. children are returning to school soon where germs are more easily spread. >>> closer look this morning at the guns taken off the street after a gun buy-back program in southern california. among the weapons turned in, three fully automatic world war ii machine guns and
a challenge to california's proposition 8, which could either be a very narrow decision about california only or the justices could take up the basic question about whether states can deny same sex couples the ability to get married. these cases won't be argued until probably march, but i think it's very surprising. this is a huge action by the supreme court today wading fully into the issue of same-sex marriage. so it's going to mean that this will be an absolute blockbuster term. >> pete, can you talk a little bit about what it means to take two cases in this way at the same time? we know from the aca decision that justice roberts cares deeply about his legacy and the legacy of the court. how do we read that into this discussion? is he going to want to be part of a decision stripping rights away from people, and then he looks into the future and he's in a case like people look back and say he was the chief justice when they took rights away from millions of americans. >> reporter: we can read nothing into any specific justice's thinking about the fact they took up the defense of marriage ac
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